Was ransom paid or not to Abu Sayyaf for the four Sarawakian hostages? Why has Purtrajaya lost the capacity to guarantee the safety and security of Malaysians in their homeland and waters whether from Abu Sayyaf or Indonesian authorities?


Something is wrong with the governance capability in Putrajaya after some six decades of UMNO/BN government.

When will the soul of Malaysia find peace and tranquility?

The latest trauma to hit Malaysians is today’s report from the Philippines media in Tawi-Tawi that another four Malaysian nationals had been kidnapped off the coast of Sabah and brought to Sulu.

Has the Malaysian government lost the capacity to ensure safety and security for Malaysian nationals in their homeland and waters?

Zahid told Utusan Malaysia yesterday that ransom was not negotiated by police to secure the release of the four Sarawakian hostages recently released by the Abu Sayyaf after 69 days of captivity.

Separately, deputy inspector-general of police Noor Rashid Ibrahim said he was unaware of any ransom paid to secure the release of the four, adding: “I don’t know they paid ransom money; therefore, the best is to ask the family members.”

It is most improper, unethical and irresponsible for the deputy inspector-general of police to feign ignorance as the families of the four hostages said they passed RM12 million as ransom to two police special branch officers – in 12 metal boxes containing RM1 million each at Hong Leong Bank in Sandakan on May 24.

RM1 million were from mortgages on two homes in Pulau Li Huia, RM2 million from the shipping company where the hostages worked while the rest were public donations from Malaysia, China, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan and the Solomon Island.

Zahid changed his tune today when he said the RM12 million raised by the families of hostages recently freed by the Abu Sayyaf was given to an Islamic body in the Philippines, which assists in an Islamic struggle and has no links to terrorism or criminals.

Was ransom money paid to Abu Sayyaf for the release of the four Sarawakian hostages and is the Islamic body which received the RM12 million money a front for Abu Sayyaf?

If Malaysians cannot fully trust the Malaysian government on this issue, can they trust any word and promise by Putrajaya, including the by-election promises in Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar?

Why has Putrajaua lost the capacity to protect the safety and security of Malaysian nationals in their homeland and waters, including the fishermen from Sungai Besar who were often captured by the Indonesian authorities?

What Malaysians want are not just “band aid” measures to secure the release of Malaysians from captivity whether Abu Sayyaf or the Indonesian authorities but full safety and security for Malaysian nationals in their homeland and home waters!

Can the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak give satisfactory explanation to the voters of Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar before Saturday’s by-elections why the Federal Government in Putrajaya has lost the capacity to perform its most basic of government duties – to protect the safety and security of Malaysian nationals in their homeland and home waters in Malaysia?

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  1. #1 by boh-liao on Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 7:41 pm

    Ha, ha, very consistent lar

    RM12 million raised by d families of hostages (from public donation and assets sales by the hostages’ families) had become DONATION 2 an Islamic body in d Philippines

    D O N A T I O N, not ransom
    Listen baik baik
    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/345535

  2. #2 by boh-liao on Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 7:42 pm

    Ha, ha, very consistent lar

    RM12 million raised by d families of hostages (from public donation and @ssets sales by the hostages’ families) had become DONATION 2 an Islamic body in d Philippines

    D O N A T I O N, not ransom
    Listen baik baik
    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/345535

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 7:48 pm

    NO ransom paid, security OK one, no problemo
    @ssured our gomen

    Then Y “another four Malaysian nationals had been kidnapped off the coast of Sabah and brought to Sulu” – rumour?

    Y Malaysian nationals have become ATMs/fixed deposits of d Abu Sayyaf?

  4. #4 by drngsc on Friday, 17 June 2016 - 12:42 am

    This country is essentially a failed state. There is no rule of law. There is rule by law. There is no Police Di-Raja Malaysia. Instead, there is Police Raja Di Malaysia. Rakyat’s safety and the country’s security is no longer guaranteed. You are own your own wherever you go. Only God protects you. The words of the authorities and leaders can no longer be trusted. They lie with a straight face, even in their Holy Month. They cheat and steal, even in the Holy Month. Now back to these four unfortunate fellas who were kidnapped. They were in the wrng place at the wrong time. Of course ransom was paid. Else their heads will be in gunny sacks. Zahid says the money was a donation to a welfare. Technically he is not wrong. In ransom, the kidnapper may ask you to deposit the ransom money in whatever way they prefer. You have no option. What Malaysians would like to know is, was the money given, in exchange for the freedom of the 4 persons? That is the crucial question. They can pay the ransom to anyone. As long as it is for the release of the 4, we call that ransom. The second question is, did the whole sum reach the kidnappers “charity”? or was some kept by the intermediary? Because that raises the third question. Are some Malaysians in authority using kidnapping as a means of earning extra cash, knowing how porous our sea borders are? That is a real nasty danger as we progress into a fail state.

  5. #5 by highhand on Friday, 17 June 2016 - 4:01 am

    Bonkers. Even better than trump

  6. #6 by good coolie on Friday, 17 June 2016 - 9:17 pm

    Still very far away, man. This head-cutting thing will take a long time to reach the real Malaysia (West Malaysia). Don’t worry! Besides, the Walls of Jolo are in a neighbouring country which is not doing much to curb the menace. Asean Spirit is dying, if not dead.

  7. #7 by pulau_sibu on Friday, 17 June 2016 - 9:41 pm

    a legitimate country cannot make deal with terrorists and send them money to support them. else we would become a terrorist sponsoring state!

    igp is just trying to save his face by denying ransom in public.

    from the so many things happening now, we may be called a lawless country.

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